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Will Durant - The Story of Civilization 09 - The Age of Voltaire


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Book Description
9th in the Civilization series - The Age Of Voltaire is the biography of a great man as well as the story of ideas and events that culminated in the French Revolution.

IX. The Age of Voltaire (1965)
This volume covers the period of the Age of Enlightenment, as exemplified by Voltaire.

1. France: The Regency
2. England: 1714-56
The People
The Rulers
Religion and Philosophy
Literature and the Stage
Art and Music
3. France: 1723-56
The People and the State
Morals and Manners
The Worship of Beauty
The Play of the Mind
Voltaire in France
"Women, when on display, dressed as in our wondering youth, when the female structure was a breathless mystery costly to behold." (p.75)
4. Middle Europe: 1713-56
The Germany of Bach
Frederick the Great and Maria Theresa
Switzerland and Voltaire
5. The Advancement of Learning: 1715-89
The Scholars
The Scientific Advance
6. The Attack Upon Christianity: 1730-74
The Atheists
Diderot and the Encyclopedie
Diderot Proteus
The Spreading Campaign
Voltaire and Christianity
The Triumph of the Philosophes

About the author
William James Durant (November 5, 1885 November 7, 1981) was an American philosopher, historian, and writer. He is best known for his authorship and co-authorship with his wife Ariel Durant of The Story of Civilization.
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